January 4, 2010

Pieces of Life: The Muse’s New Year’s Resolutions 2010

2010 New Year

Lord I do a resolution post every year and when I look back on my posts from years back it seems that I’m still not achieving most of my goals. Drink more water? Hasn’t happened. I will stop being a pack rat? That’s working out real well if my crazy makeup stash is anything to go by. I will work on my relationship more, well lord knows my relationship whipped me good last year.

But like all citizens I’ve made up my resolutions and I’m going to try to stick with them.


  • Want Not, Waste Not.

Last year, much to my horror, I let my stash get away from me a bit and ended up tossing out quite a few bits of beauty in the garbage. I’m normally very well organized in this regard and anything that’s not being used gets swapped or given away prior to it going off. For some reason I became terribly disorganized suddenly. This year I really want to buckle down and get myself back to my original glory days of organization. I shall tame the beast!

  • Blog It Better.

Blogging beauty is so incredibly fun. I love doing it. It’s not a full time gig but simply a great hobby and a love that I happen to share with dozens of people. When I originally started my blog much of my personality was thrown into posts with pieces of life and plenty of wit plus my heavy sarcastic sense of humor that some people got or…didn’t. This year I really want to get some of that back. Lately I feel like my posts are not nearly as witty and humorous as they once were and I have hopes I can regain some of those good times. I resolve to blog it better in the future and make it as fun as it was when I originally started.

  • You’ve Got Mail!

Since I started my blog my inbox has become a breeding ground for e-mails gone wild. So many wonderful people e-mail me but I just don’t have the time to answer them all. My inbox is disorganized, a hot mess, and pure chaos. I really wish I could simply delete it all and start fresh. Since I can’t rightfully do all that I am hopeful I can become better organized this year….I doubt it but it’s always on my list of resolutions.

  • Go Back Abroad!

I started out life on my blog reviewing mostly Asian cosmetics because that happened to be where my readership lay and my heart. To this day I choose to believe that my Asian readers were the ones who kept me reviewing, kept me babbling. Somewhere along the way I started concentrating on US brands exclusively since my audience became more dominantly US based. I really aim to bring back Asian beauty and cosmetics, it has a rightful home on Musings and deserves VIP attention. This year, exchange rate willing, I aim to bring in more Asian Collection reviews as it’s definitely been lacking around here.

  • Life, The Universe, and Everything Really!

I don’t think I have goals to achieve this year because I feel like I’m on the right track in life at the moment. I have a successful business, I rarely frown, my life is filled with alot of laughter, plenty of friends and family, and I have just about everything I want to have at this point in life. I can’t rightfully say I want to change much or resolve to change much in my personal life. The only thing I’d change would be to remind myself more often how grateful and thankful I am to be here, to wake up in the morning to experience life.

  • The Best and Worst of 2009

The best thing that happened to me this year was moving Musings of a Muse to WordPress. It was long over do and I’m happy I did it.

The worst thing that happened to me is I lost Jonny.

I guess that’s about in regards to resolutions. I don’t have a huge list this year since I tend to make my list and end up breaking much of it. Most times my list is comprised of ways to organize myself a bit better or to put myself on a do not buy makeup ban…but honestly that would be rather unwise of me as I’d have nothing to babble about with you right?

What are some of your resolutions this year?

How do you aim to make your personal and your makeup life a bit better?

Share ’em but remember once you list them here you’ll have to come back next year to see if you stuck to them!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


  • Marina

    Hi Muse!
    I just wrote my list about 2 hrs ago πŸ˜€
    Congrats on moving to WordPress! πŸ˜‰ I really love your new posts “You’ve Got Mail!”
    Thank you for answering all our questions, your time and wonderful posts!
    Have a great 2010!
    Hugs, M

    • the Muse

      yay Marina looking forward to reading πŸ˜€ aw glad you enjoy the mail posts πŸ˜€ thank YOU for being so great!

      happiest hun, cheers for a good one!


  • Hailee

    Ahhh! Yes bring your personality into it haha!! Also, I would LOVE more Asian reviews(specially Korean and Japanese ) I live anything Japanese. I’m nit an Anime nerd lol! Hm. New years resolution…I’ll think on that haha

    • the Muse

      i fear i’m terribly boring and geeky hailee haha πŸ˜€ I’ll def get more asian stuff up! I started out life doing plenty of asian reviews but I lost touch once the recession hit and the exchange rate went to hell in a hand basket but I aim to bring more to you guys! πŸ™‚

      I look forward to hearing your resolutions!

  • Mandy

    I originally followed your blog to see reviews on asian products (yes I admit) because not many people do and it’s always nice to have more opinions πŸ™‚ But now I kind of like seeing any kind of reviews. American brands, Asian brands, any brand. ^__^ Inboxes are so hard to keep tidy!

    • the Muse

      hi mandy! πŸ˜€ ha I think everyone did hun! I’m so glad you’re still following me even minus as much Asian as I used to do!

      God uyes they sure are!

  • Bakeneko

    Mine would have to be study more, party less, sort my love life out, and stop buying so much skin care and cosmetics. Haha πŸ™‚ I doubt that I will manage any of these things!

    • the Muse

      oh here that bakeneko! Sort my love life out haha πŸ˜€ I hear that! I was so in love with a guy, was planning on moving to England to be with him, marriage, the entire deal…but it just didn’t work out, lord knows I need sorting out in the love life department, totally left me feeling empty and drained after that relationship!


      LOL You may study harder, party less, and finally got the love life sorted but don’t even attempt banning yourself from beauty, you’ll fail hahah!

      • Bakeneko

        Awww Muse, I’m sorry to hear that things didn’t work out – I’m not surprised you were left feeling empty and drained. It is a difficult thing to come to terms with when something you thought would be forever turns out not to be πŸ™ Believe me, I’m carrying around some serious man related baggage haha. I just keep telling myself that everything happens for a reason (it is the only way for me to get through without losing it! Haha)

        I think you are so right about failing at banning beauty – there is no point even trying to curb my addiction! πŸ˜€

        • the Muse

          hi bakeneko please accept my apologies for the delayed reply! thank you for your kind words hun! Relationships are really draining that’s for sure. I loved him very much but for some reason we just couldn’t get on when we were together it was alot of fighting and bickering and draining sigh.

          Aww *hugs* I understand. I say the same. It’s all about life hun and it happens….we’ll be strong and get through it πŸ˜€

          LOL banning beauty is like saying you won’t ever eat again πŸ˜€ just won’t happen! πŸ™‚

          • Bakeneko

            Don’t worry! I find it amazing that you manage to reply to all of the comments you get πŸ™‚

            We certainly will be strong and get through it πŸ™‚ I hope that 2010 brings you everything you have been wishing for!

          • the Muse

            hehe bakeneko! I fascinate myself sometimes πŸ˜€

            *hugs* to us both hun!

            I hope the same for you and much, much more!

          • the Muse

            MWAH thank you bakeneko! hope all is well haven’t heard from you in a few days HUGS!

  • Marsha

    Thanks for sharing. I think your blog is awesome! I think it would be cool to see Asian products. My resolution is not to care what other people think about me. I have to realize that people are gonna talk about me until I die. And mayber after.

    • the Muse

      marsha never worry what other people are saying…you’ll kill yourself worrying over that. Just be the best person you could be and who cares what anyone else thinks or does πŸ˜€

      thank you so much πŸ˜€ I’m glad you enjoy it. Def see my old Asian review posts hehe there are TONS at least until I get new ones live!

  • Nia

    Thanks for this blog! I really love reading your witty and intelligent posts and to be honest I also like a lot that you do not love everything! πŸ˜‰

    My resolution is to laugh more. Can never hurt and should be doable, right? πŸ˜‰

    • the Muse

      aw thanks Nia cheers mate πŸ™‚ ha! I do not indeed πŸ˜€ bit too critical sometimes I fear πŸ˜€

      do it Nia life is too damn short not too dear! πŸ™‚

  • laura r

    sorry for your loss, Musey. it’s amazing to me how you never stopped blogging or lost your cheery ways through a big breakup. hugs and best wishes for the year ahead!!!

    • the Muse

      thanks Laura. In some ways I’m happier for it. I was becoming miserable after a time and I don’t think anyone wants that in a relationship!

      But thanks hun πŸ˜€

  • Ria

    Re The Muse said…. I was so in love with a guy, was planning on moving to England to be with him, marriage, the entire deal…but it just didn’t work out

    Well what is going with English guys you are the 3rd US girlie i heard thats been a complete ***** from England, i fear we are exporting our Cads to the US and Hawaii!
    Though my dear friend William just got married in the sunshine state so some guys are getting through too.

    Resulotions Spell check and pre read what i write.
    Also as i dont party i want to but am i tad to old! My son 16 (years not months) on the 1/2 or 2/1 so i need to act my age (gulp) 40!!!!

    Also sort my beauty stuff out as i also had to throw away allot, i almost put them friends beauty xmas stockings but it would have to cruel.
    Ria xxx

    • the Muse

      hey ria sorry for the delayed reply.

      ha we need more over πŸ™‚

      lol honey you never have to act your age, act how you feel that’s how I do it! aw I hear you on stash clearing breaks my heart doing it!

      thanks for your lovely reply!

  • Bonnie

    Muse, you are so beautiful inside and out that I bet you will find love again in 2010! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing yourself with us on your awesome blog.

    • the Muse

      awww bonnie you are so lovely thank you hun *hugs* thank YOU for sharing yourself with me and stopping by daily! I can’t say how much I appreciate it! Happiest 2010!

  • petitez

    Hi Izzy! πŸ™‚

    I want happiness for 2010! Hope you will continue blogging as I still LOVE to read your blog. ^_^

    • the Muse

      aw thanks serene!!!!!!!!! *hugs* I know I’ve been out of touch but I’ve SO busy sometimes I forget my own name Happiest New Year!

      • petitez

        Its ok. Email me when you can then. πŸ™‚ I hope this year will be better for you than last year! πŸ™‚

        • the Muse

          hi serene aw thanks. It was a good year for me πŸ™‚ not bad at all! I surely will. life is crazed sometimes, thank you for understanding!

  • jonny

    you didnt lose me, we lost each other with my probs, i dont mind if you publish this ….. I just want you to know that i will always , always think of you in ways that i dont want to go into your blog , but they are all good!! And if this is published ….I’m Jonny and anyone readin please realise that the girl who produces this is absolutely lovely, well thats it.

    sorry if i embarrass u duck

    • the Muse

      hey duck….

      we should have talked about it a few nights ago but it’s sometimes hard to bring up. thanks, what you said, here, now, it means alot to me.

      it’s ok lol you don’t embarrass me at all….this got placed in my spam box and I almost missed it.

      there’s always a part of my heart that’s reserved for you πŸ™‚